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Letter from Oslo

By Mark Lewis  

Norway struggles to come to terms with the actions of the mostrous Anders Behring Breivik

It says something about Norway’s antipathy to ostentation that four days after Anders Behring Breivik murdered scores of teenagers on Utøya Island, one local near the killer’s house in Oslo worried that his countrymen had begun to become a little too proud of their stoic grief.

The reticence of this society created the perfect backdrop for the inscrutability of a man nobody suspected of conjuring up such a fantastical, perverted outlook.…

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